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Hogan Sued Over Street-Racing Crash

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The family of the man injured in a street-racing accident involving Nick Bollea, son of wrestler Hulk Hogan, is suing the family for negligence in the August 26 accident.

The crash -- in which Bollea, 17, was allegedly involved in street racing against a silver Dodge Viper -- led to the permanent injury of Hogan's friend John Graziano. Graziano filed the suit, but has been left in a semiconscious state by the accident and will require medical care for the rest of his life, the AP reports.

Attorneys for the Graziano family are suing for several million dollars, the AP adds, and have named Hogan's parents, Terry Bollea and Linda Bollea, in the suit since their son is underage.

Bollea is the family's original surname. The Hogan name was adopted when Terry became famous as wrestler Hulk Hogan.

The family gained more fame as the subject of Hogan Knows Best, a reality show aired by VH1. Since the accident, the show has gone on hiatus and Linda Bollea has filed for divorce from her husband.

Graziano, an Iraq War veteran, was not wearing his seatbelt in the accident. Nick Bollea has been charged with reckless driving involving serious bodily injury.
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  1. I don't know why, but somehow this picture reminded me of Woody Allen's fantastic "Love and Death" movie of 1975, set in Russia. In one scene, there is a Village Idiot convention, with a big welcome sign reading "Welcome, Idiots!"
     
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  2. On the one hand, I want to side with the family of the injured boy - obviously this is not something that should have happened to their child...

    ...but on the other hand, he was also willing participant in the street-racing stupidity.

    Darwin was right.
     
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  3. And if not for the "reality" show starring "The Hulkster", would anyone know his son? Street racing and reality shows, two things I wish had never been glamorized.
     
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  4. The grieving family should sue John Graziano for not wearing his seatbelt. Darwin was right.
     
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  5. Street racing is a crime. But what about physical damage. Some one has to pay for a human life and up keep. But suing someone more than is right should be a crime.
    But in this case the guy need medical care,food,medical needs, and shelter. But how much is too much. That what we have a legal system. What about the driver who much obey the law and so dont his passanger. But in this case Nick is to blame and the other driver to. Let legal system pass judgement and not us. Also how much does the lawyer get?
     
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  6. Sure it was a stupid incident where the driver didn't know how to handle his f*cking car ( amateur). Really him and his friend are at fault here, Nick's at fault for failure to control motor vehicle and his friend is at fault for riding in a high performance car without wearing a seatbelt. come on its DRIVERS EDIQUATE PEOPLE!!!
     
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  7. EDIQUATE?
     
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  8. What about being responsible for your own actions? Did anyone force John into the car, or prevent him from putting on a seatbelt? Sure, it sucks that he's hurt now, but it all results from a series of his choices (including putting himself in a harmful situation that was not in his control). If one of his choices was not arranging disability insurance at some earlier point in his life, I guess he's got himself a conundrum.

    Another thing... Nothing is ever mentioned about how the Viper fared... And what kind of car was Nick driving?
     
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  9. "Another thing… Nothing is ever mentioned about how the Viper fared… And what kind of car was Nick driving? "

    Spoken like a true car guy. :o)

    I hate to admit it, but I was thinking the same thing.

    Regarding the lawsuit, medical bills can accumulate quickly and given the need for medical care the rest of his life, I can understand why the family needs the money. However, with what is printed here, I can't tell what amount is just for the young Hogan's role in the tragic incident.
     
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  10. I believe Nick was driving a souped up Supra and is an experienced drifting racer (let's not get into the drifting being racing or not debate here). However, the whole premise for racing ON THE TRACK is that it does not belong on the street.

    Nick behaved like a stupid spoiled kid and Graziano is complicit in the crime. If they had hit SOMEONE ELSE and put them in a vegetative state, I think you would also have to hold him accountable.

    Rumor is still swirling that the Silver viper not involved in the wreck may have been driven by the Hulkster.
     
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  11. I did a quick search , some facts , Hulk Jr was driving his 98 Toyota Supra , So the other driver was in the Viper and was a friend. He was going 60 in a 40 mph zone, and tested .055 for alcohal . When he wrecked he hit a palm tree , his pasenger the Vet was 22.
     
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